Our adventure continues… After an 11-hour 45 min overnight flight from Germany, we happily arrived in Cape Town, South Africa!!
Our group used Expedia to book our Hotel for our stay in Cape Town. We really enjoyed our 3-night stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront – Cape Town and would absolutely stay there again in the future. Unrelated to the hotel, but we did experience a hiccup with the rental car reservation, but they made it right and we managed to play a perfect game of Tetris and have a hilarious memory!
We arrived at our hotel a couple of hours prior to their check in time, and our rooms weren’t quite ready. They stored all of our luggage for us, so we could explore around the grounds and grab some lunch that wasn’t from an airport. The on-site restaurant called Tobago’s was fantastic, and we ate there every day if not twice a day. Soo good! We enjoyed lunch and drinks on the outdoor patio while we waited for our rooms and just took in all the scenery. Watching the huge crashing waves of the Atlantic on the opposite side of the ocean from where I had seen it was really incredible. I couldn’t believe I was really here – it was magical!
We finally checked in to our rooms and everyone got settled, showered, a power nap and some caffeine. We loved our room, it was clean, stylish, comfortable, spacious and we got super lucky with a lovely side view of the ocean.
Shortly before sunset we set out to see a bit of Cape Town for our first night. We drove to a lovely spot to observe the stunning views of Table Mountain – the icon of Cape Town. Unfortunately, while we were there, it was closed down to the public for maintenance and there was no way to get to the top without the cable car. Instead we watched the sunset from Signal Hill. It was beautiful… and chilly and I kept a close eye out for caracals! No luck tho!
To end the night, we took a walk around V&A Waterfront and did a ton of souvenir shopping. I would love to go back to this area and explore and shop and eat even more – it had so many shops, markets, and restaurants, it was far too much to see in one night. We headed back to the hotel for a good nights sleep in a real bed again woo hoo! We needed our rest because Day 3 was going to be busy and full of Wine!! Stay tuned…
Read our full trip Itinerary here!
Read Day One – Germany here!
*** All photos taken on iPhone 12 Pro Max or Insta360***
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